For the Record: Eyewitness Testimonies of the police murder of Luis Gongora Pat
Luis Góngora Pat was a Mayan indigenous man, murdered by San
Francisco police officers on April 7, 2016 on Shotwell Street near 19th
Street in the Mission. His killing came in the wake of other homicides
by police of Black and Brown communities members. His family pursued
every legal avenue available, including a civil case which was settled
in January 2019. Three and a half years later, the story of this brutal
murder is at risk of being buried because key eyewitnesses never got
their day in court. But their story must be told. Two primary
eyewitnesses--Christine Pepin and S Smith Patrick--will present their
testimony in an open setting, getting the facts onto a public record.
Adante Pointer,the family civil rights lawyers, will attend to support
the narrative with facts on the record. In connection with the
San Francisco Public Library, “One City One Book” program. Co-sponsored
also by Justice 4 Luis Góngora Pat and
Shaping San Francisco.